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Prospective apparatus for the delivery of US Navy combat swimmers SDV Mk.XI (SWCS)

Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) is a program for the replacement of the excellent, but outdated, underwater vehicle for the delivery of SDV M.VIII Mod-1 swimmers. When entering service in 2017, he will receive the designation SDV Mk.XI.

The 383 million-dollar development contract was awarded to Teledyne Brown Engineering in 2011 (the previous SDV Mk.VIII Mod-1 was built by the Co-lumbus Group), and the first prototype was delivered at the end of 2014.

Length: 6,8 meters
Width: 1,5 meter without underwater rudders
Height: 1,5 meters
Weight (dry): kg 456
Crew: 6 + steering
Sailing range: to be specified
Speed: to be specified



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  1. Tanker55
    Tanker55 4 December 2015 08: 26
    The device for excursions for vacationers is suitable!
  2. Throw
    Throw 4 December 2015 08: 26
    Interesting pictures ... yeah .. that's just it laughing
  3. martin-159
    martin-159 4 December 2015 17: 26
    Very little information.
    1. gridasov
      gridasov 4 December 2015 18: 05
      Everything is obvious. Nothing new, progressive that you could even think of. You don’t even need to make an effort to understand that on any modern types of engines and propulsion you will not go beyond the limits of the possible and already known. The main thing with which complacency is said about the invested amounts and the greatest achievement.
      1. Mister22408
        Mister22408 5 December 2015 15: 44
        There are interesting things in Darpa - they don’t write for it :-)
        1. gridasov
          gridasov 5 December 2015 20: 34
          Analytics is an interesting thing. If you look at public information for several years, you can definitely say that in key areas the desired is given as valid. There are no fundamental shifts. Therefore, a lot of posturing. Especially in the field of computer science. They do not have fundamental knowledge in mathematics, so they continue to fight for speed. At the same time, analytical systems that open the way to artificial intelligence are built on the functions of a constant value of the number. View all aircraft projects. All of them are built on propellers and turbines with principles that basically cannot solve issues either in terms of speed or load-bearing capacity, efficiency, etc. So that you can’t go far and fly in beautiful pictures.
    2. Aryan
      Aryan 5 December 2015 02: 11
      Without a refrigerator with a cacacol, horseradish will cope with a combat mission bully
      1. Mister22408
        Mister22408 16 December 2015 22: 19
        To bring something ... bully winked